The Bahamas Island market is hopping right now with many exciting new properties coming on the market. Among the best of these new offerings is Polly Cay Island an 8 acre island located in Exuma chain. Located just 60 minutes by plane from Florida the island is services by Great Exuma which is equipped with medical clinic, 18 holes golf course and international airport with daily direct flights to USA.
In their popular online column Vanity Fair recently answered a readers question about how much one should expect to pay for a private island. Answering the question, journalist Peter Newcomb noted that Five years ago, Mel Gibson bought a spectacular 5,400-acre island in Fiji’s northern Lau chain for $10 million—a steal at $1,800 an acre.
Ever dream of owning a piece of property in the tranquil and historic Aegean Sea? If so the perfect opportunity awaits you on Kardiotissa Island an impressive 280 acre island located in the Folegandros and Sikinos island chain. The development possibilities are limitless in this region which has recently become a hotspot for resort development. A perfect tourist destination, area for holiday homes, and above all, a sought-after locale for permanent residence. Facilities for sailing, diving and adventure sports would take excellent advantage of the deep blue Aegean waters, and the rich sealife of the area could even sustain an off-shore aquarium or centre for oceanographic research.
The Indonesian Island of Bali has long caputred the imagination of the World. Recently there has been an explosion of eco friendly resorts. One resort that has been getting a lot of attention is Alila Villas Uluwatu a majestic resort located on the sloping hills in Bali’s Uluwatu region on the Southern Bukit Peninsula of the charming Indonesian island. This beautifully designed complex straddles a striking white limestone cliff and an arid savanna on the tropical island’s arid Bukit Pennisula. The Alilas Villas resort is the first of its kind to achieve the highest level of certification for Environmentally Sustainable Development (ESD).
This large property in the heart of the Aegean Sea could easily be transformed into Greece’s newest resort hotspot in the Folegandros and Sikinos island chain.
Kardiotissa Island, Greece, Europe
Polly Cay has 20 ft elevation, great beaches, and significant protection by neighboring islands and Great Bahamas Bank.
Polly Cay, Bahamas, Caribbean
A major player in the Bahamas private island scene since 1992, Kevin Cross is one of the top island brokers in the world. Why buy? “The Bahamas have the best beaches on earth,” declares Kevin. “What also makes us stand out from a lot of other places is that we’re just a stone’s throw from the U.S. There are direct flights to Nassau, which makes it easy for people from Europe to get here.
Islands are not just playgrounds for the rich and famous, or retreats for traffic weary urbanites. Like all property islands have tremendous investment potential, and although they are subject to market fluctuations just like mainland properties, the limited number of properties means they are more likely to retain their value during periods of economic depression. To read more about islands as investment property visit Stock Market Review’s article “ Land investment: Buying and Selling Land for a Profit.”
Florida is a top destination for perspective island owners. A multitude of free hold properties combined with straight forward development laws and access to mainland resources makes Florida an ideal destination for perspective island owners. One of the most luxurious islands to come on the market is La Casa de las Fuentas a stunning 46 acre private island located in Homosassa Florida. Privately gated and fenced this home is 11,000 square feet
Cruise Lines are one of the major new proprieters of private islands, particularly in the Caribbean, something that has not gone unnoticed in the international news. According to The Daily News the appeal of Caribbean cruising is simple – sun, sand, tropical drinks and exotic stop- offs.